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YOGURT TO GO: Somewhere in this big...

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YOGURT TO GO: Somewhere in this big city they’re out there--the yogurt thieves. They struck again Thursday night in Sherman Oaks, carting off a $12,000 frozen yogurt machine from a Baskin-Robbins. . . . It was the sixth such heist at a San Fernando Valley Baskin-Robbins in three weeks. “Sounds to me,” said LAPD Detective Bob Hart, “like someone’s getting ready to open a super yogurt shop.”

PACOIMA MEMORIES: It was supposed to be a one-time-only event. But after 450 people attended the Pacoima Oldtimers Reunion, the organizers decided that they would have to restage the event every few years so old friends could gather and reminisce. This Sunday, 350 will gather once more. . . . It’s the fifth such reunion since 1985 (B2).

A NEW VOICE: Salam Al-Marayati, a Glendale resident and director of the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council, is building a national reputation as a voice for the U.S. Muslim community (B1). . . . This week, Al-Marayati, above, held a news conference to praise NATO’s defense of Muslim safe zones in Bosnia. After the Oklahoma City bombing, he decried rumors that Islamic fundamentalists were involved.

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MERLIN’S MAGIC: A six-hour epic, “Merlin,” is the centerpiece of “Magic, Music & Madness,” an arts festival at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood. . . . The play, says director Brad Hills, tries to go beyond simplistic adaptations of the Arthurian legend, such as “First Knight.” Indeed. This one is set in Los Angeles 500 years in the future. For details, call (818) 761-8838.

HART-BROKEN: Hart High was hit on the scoreboard and the field at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, losing to St. Louis of Hawaii, 38-33, Thursday night, in the opening game of the high school football season. . . . Hart was hit by injuries, including one to star running back Ted Iacenda, who left after the third quarter with a concussion, after gaining 124 yards (C12).

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